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TitleUnderstanding Ontario's capital investment in numerical modelling under the source protection program: 2005-2015
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AuthorBates, S
SourceRegional-scale groundwater geoscience in southern Ontario: an Ontario Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Canada groundwater geoscience open house; by Russell, H A J; Priebe, E H; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8022, 2016 p. 3, https://doi.org/10.4095/297725
Year2016
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
MeetingOntario Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Canada groundwater geoscience open house; Guelph; CA; March 10, 2016
Documentopen file
Lang.English
RelatedThis publication is contained in Russell, H A J; Priebe, E H; (2016). Regional-scale groundwater geoscience in southern Ontario: an Ontario Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Canada groundwater geoscience open house, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8022
ProvinceOntario
NTS30M/05; 40P/08NE; 30M/12; 30M/11NW; 30M/13; 30M/14; 30M/15NW; 30M/15NE; 30M/16NW; 30M/16NE; 31C/04SW; 31C/04NW; 31D/01; 31D/02; 31D/03; 31D/04; 31D/06; 40P/09SE; 40P/09NE; 40P/16SE; 40P/16NE
AreaGreater Toronto Area; Lake Ontario; Burlington; Cobourg; Oshawa; Pickering; Lake Scugog; Rice Lake; Lake Simcoe; Newmarket; Niagara Escarpment
Lat/Long WENS -80.2500 -77.5000 44.5000 43.2500
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; groundwater; groundwater geochemistry; groundwater resources; groundwater surveys; groundwater discharge; groundwater regimes; groundwater movement; groundwater levels; bedrock geology; mapping techniques; computer mapping; modelling; models; Newmarket Till; Halton Till; Oak Ridges Moraine; Quaternary
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramAquifer Assessment & support to mapping, Groundwater Geoscience
Released2016 03 03
AbstractThe tragic contamination of Walkerton's water supply in May 2000, and the resulting inquiry by Justice Dennis O'Connor, saw the Province of Ontario begin the long process of properly addressing drinking water security and sustainable water resources management. In May 2002, exactly two years after the Walkerton tragedy, Justice O'Connor released his second, and final, inquiry report making 22 recommendations to the province for Source Water Protection. The intervening years from 2002 to 2005 saw intense activity from hundreds of people in the coordination of an Advisory Committee on Watershed-Based Source Protection Planning, a White Paper on Watershed-Based Source Protection Planning, a Technical Experts Committee and an Implementation Committee. These high-level committees within the province, and their resulting reports, became the foundation on which the Source Water Protection Program and Clean Water Act were designed. In early 2005, the first in a series of multi-million dollar agreements was signed to begin building and implementing the Source Water Protection Program. Within the broader Source Water Protection Program the need for a water quantity risk assessment framework was recognized and in this way the Water Budget Program was initiated. Although it was not well understood at the time, the Water Budget Program would go on to become a major provincial driver of Water Quantity Policy, Science and Information over the coming decade, overseeing rigorous technical assessment, model development, peer review and reporting. This presentation highlights the first ten years of numerical model development within the Water Budget Program and offers insights into accomplishments and potential opportunities for improvement going forward.
GEOSCAN ID297725